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S Hovanec

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Couple rods that left the shop last month.

 

3S68MXF-F

acrylic butt grip and winding check

Blue burl cork grip.

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Sage One 10' 5wt

Spalted maple fighting butt and reel seat insert (finished with Tru-oil and polished to 12k micromesh)

Lemke solid titanium seat hardware.

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Nice!! That fly rod grip and seat is exquisite. Top shelf, as always, from your shop. a little disappointed though. No beer in the pics. You OK?

I have some acrylic blanks on the way; a few 7/8" x 7/8" x 5" pen blanks, to make winding checks, and couple of 1.5" x 1.5" x 2" bottle stopper blanks for butt grips.

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10 minutes ago, .ghoti. said:

. a little disappointed though. No beer in the pics. You OK?

I'm fine.  None of the beers made the pics.  Been drinking Victory Cage Radler like its water.  Also been mixing some of my own radlers with blood orange soda and Lagunitas Daytime.  Gotta keep the ABV low when working with machinery! 

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3 hours ago, S Hovanec said:

I'm fine.  None of the beers made the pics.  Been drinking Victory Cage Radler like its water.  Also been mixing some of my own radlers with blood orange soda and Lagunitas Daytime.  Gotta keep the ABV low when working with machinery! 

I hear you. In my shop, if the Rikon is going to get spun up, the beer doesn't get opened until after.

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1 hour ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

Sweet. Are you using the metal lathe for the acrylic? 

Yes, the acrylic and the wood.

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Interesting. I'd like to talk sometime about how you implement the two lathes into your work. 

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12 hours ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

Interesting. I'd like to talk sometime about how you implement the two lathes into your work. 

 

No problem.  The best part of the metal lathe is the uniformity of the cut.  There are never any low or high points to remove like when you use a chisel on a wood lathe.  Finish sanding is almost nonexistent.  Hit it with some 400 and put finish on it.  On the acrylic, I start with 600 and, then jump to the micromesh pads.  I do my sanding and polishing on the wood lathe.

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Scott, I'm going to turning acrylics and stabilized wood on my wood lathe. Anything in particular I need to look out for? I bought some of the cheapest acrylic blanks I can find, realizing there would be a learning curve.

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Sharp tools.  Most important thing,  especially with acrylic. 

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Finally got curious enough to look up what a Radler might be.

Sorry amigo, but that sounds revolting. Beer is malt, hops, yeast and water. Don't like fruit in my beer, and absolutely despise spices of any kind in my beer.

My wife likes cider and some times i will have one. Magners is my first choice, with Strongbow a distant second. There is no third place.

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